Guide to Buying a New Console (Part 1 - Xbox 360)

Dan writes - "The current crop of consoles have been out for six years and now you’re ready to make the jump. Well congratulations, you are getting yourself in to one of the longest console life cycles ever and we’re only about halfway through.There are three main competitors in this race, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3, and Nintendo’s Wii. Now all of these consoles are great for different types of people, so you have to figure out what kind of gamer you are. Are you the casual gamer who only plays family friendly games and the occasional big release? Or are you the hardcore gamer who plays every Call of Dutyfor hours on end? Or are you in the middle; the average gamer who plays a bit of everything? "

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TheMyst2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

If you haven't bought a current gen console, I think the best move would be to start with PS3. You'll have free access to online play, a huge amount of exclusives to look forward to as well as all the great multiplats, not to mention all the games already released including 2008 GOTY winners MGS4 and LBP and 2009 GOTY UC2, games that any serious gamer should have already played. Not to mention the myriad of other features the PS3 has such as bluray.

After that buy a 360 if you're really into Halo and Gears and a Wii if you like Mario, Zelda, and Metroid.

dark-hollow2718d ago

There so much bias in your comment.
You've listed everything great about the ps3 and make it sounded like the only thing great about the 360 is gears and halo...

EVILDEAD3602718d ago

Lol..its because Themyst is simply a multi-account troll pretending to be a dual console owner.he joined 5 days ago and is already at 100 comments But it's clear what he's about.

On topic..i own 100+ 360 games since year one and only a hater would pretend that the 360 only has Gears and Halo.but yup those are the top two franchises..just like the PS3 has Gran Turismo and Uncharted as it's top two franchises.

Honestly people getting 360s now have it good as there are limitless gaming experiences that are so cheap at this point it's not funny. Not to mentions Xbox Live arcade is just a whole entity unto itself.


Livin_in_a_box2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

It is the only thong the 360 is good for is RRoD...

I joke. It depends on what the person wants to play, and whether their mates have PS3 or 360. I have both, but I use my 360 more because I have more mates on it; that, and cross game voice chat is nice.

But the PS3 has great exclusives such as Uncharted, God of War, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, Gran Turismo and the PlayStation Minis. There's also Steam support for Portal 2 and possibly future titles. And you can't say all that without mentioning PlayStation Home, VidZone (free music videos) and all of the TV streaming services. All for free.

But then the 360 does have the coveted cross game voice chat and the Xbox LIVE Arcade which does have some great indie games. The Dash is a lot more busy than the XMB but I think it looks better, but I'm not looking forward to the new Dash that's coming out in the next few months. Of course, you can't forget the 360 exclusives like Halo, Forza and Gears of War. Also CoD map packs get released here first, so if you're into that then you should probably know. Though I find it more of an annoyance than anything, and I own Blops on 360.

In the end it's down to the end user which system is best for them. I've noticed a lot of people that now have both systems because they do both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Livin_in_a_box2718d ago

oh god, I can't edit my post and I put thong, not thing ;_;

That's not was autocorrect on my Android, honest!

Anon19742718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

@ Evildead360. And you'd know trolls, wouldn't you. You slandered me the same way just recently. I asked you to provide one post, just one, out of my over 5000 that was evidence of your claim of 360 trolling, or apologize. You blocked me instead. 360 Gamertag is DarkrideHex66. Say hi sometime.

Man up and admit you're wrong. There's nothing trolling about TheMyst's statement, nothing trolling about his past statements either. Each point he mentions is 100% valid and are excellent reasons to choose a PS3. Halo and Gears are top games for the 360 and are among the strongest points for buying the platform. You shouting "troll" doesn't make it so.

It just proves you're hostile towards other gamers on this site that might want to have a legitimate conversation related to gaming. Why not debate what gamers say rather than making childish, baseless personal attacks.

KonaBro2718d ago

I've been around for years and you've been a major 360 fanboy for God know's how long. Extreme case of the pot calling the kettle black. On the subject of consoles, I have both but honestly since I've moved here to Japan, it's stayed in it's box under my TV while my PS3 gets usage daily. The PS3's variety really can't be beat and with free online as well as a dedicated Blu-Ray player, it really is a great entry console. I would only suggest getting a 360 if you want to supplement it and play Halo or CoD with friends.

EVILDEAD3602716d ago

@ Darkride..

'I asked you to provide one post, just one, out of my over 5000 that was evidence of your claim of 360 trolling, or apologize'

Who neds 5000 posts just read your posts from how about the one you can't read at first because it's hidden. Oh but why is it hidden? Oh I know wh because it says 'TROLLING' next to yourt name..LMFAO...

Nobody has to slander you...people just tell the truth. But, when they do you spam their inbox like you did mine. Your not into game's just you repeating the same things over and over..even when people prove you wrong.

It's a free country..keep trolling..this is you? But 'im bored of going back and forth with someone like you..not worth it.

@ Konebro

So wait let me get this this straight..youve been here for 'years' but your coming at me with an account that was started this year..GTFOH..You multis are hilarious. I could care less if you EVER get on your 360. But please don't mention pots or kettles unless your claiming one of em'.

Carry on gentlemen there 360 articles out there to smear..have fun


So please don't even pretend to talk about pots or

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SilentNegotiator2718d ago

Guide to buying an Xbox 360; If the system ain't black, turn right back!

....and don't, under ANY circumstances, buy a used one.

Bull5hifT2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

Get PS3, eyetoy is kinect, move is wii, great exclusives, blu-ray player, save movies ,pictures, music and free internet play... Great games from all genres and LOTs more exclusives on the way... And now starting at $250 great bang for your buck and pretty reliable , also does 3D ....

Horny Melon2718d ago

If you don't already own one. Don't bother. This console generation is over in 2 years. Just keep saving and buy next gen.

beast242tru2718d ago

i think the ps3 would be ideal option for a new comer free online play, games galore, wifi, reliable,cheap, built in batteries in controller, blutooth, hdd in all models, internet browser,download movies music and picture direct from the browser. the ps3 is a really really nice console the 360 is also a nice console but imo too many extra stuff needs to be bought to get the full features of the console when buyin a ps3 onlything you have to buy is a blutooth headset and its not a must.